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contest

con·test

contest

 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kan test
definition 1: a fight or struggle to win or to be better.
A contest between the gods is a theme of ancient tales.
synonyms:
battle, fight
similar words:
competition, encounter, match, race, struggle
definition 2: a race or game that people try to win to get a prize; competition.
My cousin won first prize in the math contest.
synonyms:
competition
similar words:
bout, event, match, race, run, tournament
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: kn test
inflections: contested, contesting, contests
definition 1: to fight or struggle for.
The armies contested the fort.
synonyms:
dispute, fight over
similar words:
battle for, contend for, struggle for
definition 2: to argue against; challenge.
He is contesting the grade he got on his science project.
synonyms:
challenge, dispute, question
similar words:
debate, deny, object to, oppose
derivations: contestable (adj.), contestably (adv.), contestableness (n.), contester (n.)